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SportShorts for Friday, October 18, 2019


Whitney to be
honored by ISU

Kathy (Sherrard) Whitney, a 1968 Amboy High School gradate, is included in the 2019 Illinois State University Percy Family Hall of Fame class.

Whitney will be honored on Saturday, Oct. 26 at a breakfast to be held at 8 a.m. in the Bone Student Center on the ISU campus. She will also be recognized during the homecoming parade, and at halftime of the football game against Indiana State that day.

Whitney, a 1972 Illinois State graduate, is being honored for more than 30 years of service as part of the bench crew for Redbirds’ volleyball and basketball games. She will receive the Campbell “Stretch” Miller Award, named after Campbell Miller, a former student-athlete at ISU who broadcast games at his school in the 1940s before joining the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting team.

The award celebrates contributions of non-athletes and coaches to ISU who were vital to athletic programs’ success.

Kathy and Tom Whitney reside in Bloomington.


Brockman aces No. 4 at Emerald Hill

David Brockman scored a hole-in-one Thursday on the 163-yard fourth hole at Emerald Hill Golf Course in Sterling. He used a 4-wood for the shot that was witnessed by Dan Brockman.


NY Liberty play play in Brooklyn in 2020

The New York Liberty will have a new home next year – Barclays Center.

Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games at the Brooklyn arena that houses the Nets. The building was recently purchased by Liberty owner Joe Tsai, who also owns the Nets.

Barclays is a huge upgrade for the Liberty. The team played the past two seasons at Westchester County Center, where capacity was more than 2,000 and sellouts were rare.


Jets’ Mosley ready
to go Monday

C.J. Mosley broke his own news with an announcement the New York Jets and their fans have been waiting to hear for weeks.

“I’m playing Monday night,” the star linebacker declared Thursday before repeating himself when a reporter asked what he said.

“Unless I get hurt or something,” Mosley said, “I’m playing.”

The Jets will have Mosley against the undefeated New England Patriots, a week after they got quarterback Sam Darnold back after he missed three games with mononucleosis.

No limitations on Giants RB Barkley

The Giants won’t say whether Saquon Barkley will play on Sunday. Wink, wink.

But they are comfortable saying that if he does, there will be no half-measures to his return. He won’t be taking baby steps back onto the field and into the running back rotation. There will not be a pitch count or a leash on the team’s best player.

It will be all or nothing.

And it looks like it will be all.

“No doubt in my mind,” Barkley said on Thursday when asked about whether his ankle is strong enough to handle the kind of workloads that he put in before his injury almost a month ago.

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